Petrofac Training awarded further Sakhalin contract

1 January 2007

Petrofac Training, through its Russian entity, PKT Training Services, has been awarded a follow up contract valued at approximately $4 million to provide operations and technical training to Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Limited, (Sakhalin Energy) operations and maintenance trainees on Sakhalin Island.
PKT has previously provided theoretical operations and technical training programmes to Sakhalin Energy and this further award is a reflection of the success of the relationship to date. PKT will now be providing further training programmes with a focus on practical experiential training, to ensure that some 250 Sakhalin Energy employees reach the competence standards required by the Russian Federation of Mandatory and Vocational training for Sakhalin operations. A significant element of the award will focus on Russian sustainable growth with the participation of Russian trainers and support staff for the Sakhalin based supply, further demonstrating PKT's commitment to bring long term development and opportunities to Sakhalin.

The new contract has commenced, and teams from PKT will set out to build on the baseline competence levels already achieved, with the scope of work comprising initial assessment, training development and facilitation, through to final competence assessment.
Training will be delivered on the Island in the Sakhalin Technical Training Centre (STTC), jointly owned by PKT Training and the Sakhalin Fuel and Energy College, with some elements of practical training being undertaken at centres in Malaysia and the UK.

Phil Costelloe, Petrofac Training's regional director for Asia Pacific, was delighted to have secured the award: This is a great result for the PKT and Petrofac Training teams, and it is particularly gratifying that we have the opportunity to build on the work already undertaken on behalf of Sakhalin Energy, to enable all the students concerned to attain both the company's objectives and their own individual goals".